A Day at the Delaware PSC
Dallas Winslow is the chair of the Delaware Public Service Commission.
The PUF team traveled to Dover, Delaware to visit the Public Service Commission, and the timing was perfect. For the PSC turned 70!
The five Commissioners are part-time, which is unusual in the regulatory world, and the Staff of about thirty, are kept busy. Some kindly took time from their hectic schedules to speak with PUF and let us know what makes Delaware special.
PUF’s Lori Burkhart: Chair Winslow, you’re not elected. How did your career lead you to this role?
Chair Winslow: I was a senator in the state of Delaware. I was sitting in the last seat with the last vote and I’m a Republican. I provided the Democratic governor with the last vote she needed to pass some land-use regulations.
That happened twice and then the Democrats gerrymandered my district. They took seventy percent of my people away from me and I ended up without a job. There was a position open on the Public Service Commission and I was the favorite Republican. A Republican had to be appointed, so I got appointed.